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Museum Bank Indonesia

JL. Pintu Besar Utara 3, Jakarta, Indonesia
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As featured in 3 days in Jakarta
Ranked #3 of 77 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Once the first banks of Indonesia, now a museum of banking in Indonesia.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
111 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Although not as comprehensive as the National Museum which is Indonesia's Smithsonian, this is easily the best museum in Kota (assuming the History Museum is still closed for renovations) and one of the best in Indonesia as well as in SE Asia - if you have realistic expectations about museums in SE Asia. The building itself is the restored old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

one of the best and interactive museum in indonesia. its clean and cozy to walk around inside the museum. clear signage but need to give more explanation about the objects in this museum.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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214 reviews 214 reviews
73 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you're not Muslim, then you're restricted to entry in some places and they'll hit you up for a donation when you leave. Still, it's worth seeing inside. The outside is dirty, crowded, smelly, and worth avoiding

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Vancouver, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I toured this museum. There are lots of video, and things to do. The museum provides a very comprehensive history about Indonesia, the bank as well as historical events that affected the history of this region. I enjoyed the tour. The facility is air conditioned. I was able to tour at my on pace. It was a nice tour. Afterwards,... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This museum is maintained by Bank of Indonesia. The building looks amazing, well maintained, and all exhibition are well arranged. Not like most other museum in Indonesia, museum Bank Indonesia combine latest technology and old fashion. I felt like visiting museum in the Nteherlands👼 This museum is good to be visited with children. Very educated

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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I never knew that we have a museum this good in Jakarta. I thought they only display money and such, but they are other things that's related to Indonesian's economic history. You can learn about that here, in a very interesting way. I love how they display everything, so we can experience the history quite well. They even paint the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I stopped in not quite sure what to expect and was very glad I did. It had a very interesting set of displays on the history of banking technology and being able to walk through all the old vaults and locked rooms was very neat. It is not often that this type of building is fully accessible, very glad they... More

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Chapel Hill
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A good deal of history and exhibits here. Almost all in both English and Bahasa Indonesia. Much of the descriptions alluded to events rather than describing them. Poor lighting throughout much of it. Beautiful old building. Free admission. On site cafe was pleasant; though the food was barely OK.

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West Sussex, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went into the museum out of curiosity - we had never been in a bank museum before. Entry was free, and we were pleasantly surprised. The history of Indonesia was portrayed from the point of view of the banking industry, and it was very well done. An excellent way to spend an hour or two.

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Cannes, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very interesting museum located a few minutes walk from historical Cafe Batavia. Well restored colonial building and very educational exhibits.Do not miss the room with a large number of old coins some almost 1000 years old. You learn a lot about the history of the country, including the 1998 financial crisis. A must while in Jakarta and to be combined... More

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